Retrofit of Air-conditioning to improve Indoor Air Quality for Safety and Efficiency (RAISE)—Anational programme has been launched. It is a joint initiative of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) and the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) MAITREE Program.
• Market Integration and Transformation Program for Energy Efficiency (MAITREE): It is a part of the US-India bilateral Partnership between the Ministry of Power and USAID and is aimed at accelerating the adoption of cost-effective energy efficiency as a standard practice within buildings, and specifically focuses on cooling.
• Indoor Air Pollution Monitoring & Management: An initiative under National Clean Air Programme (NCAP),It refers to the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of air in the indoor environment within a home, building, or an institution or commercial facility.
The RAISE initiative can potentially alleviate the issue of indoor bad air quality in workspaces across the nation and pioneer ways to make them healthier and greener.
EESL has undertaken a retrofit of its office air-conditioning and ventilation system.
Poor air quality has been a concern in India. Indoor pollution is a worrying factor, as it reduces productivity. Most buildings are not equipped to establish and maintain healthy indoor air quality and need to be upgraded.
As people are returning to offices and public spaces, maintaining good indoor air quality is essential. ‘RAISE’ could play a significant role in moderating indoor air quality.
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